Team Manager

Posted on 02-Aug-2017
Application Close Date: 23-Aug-2017
Job Details
Manufacturing/ Production
Position Type:
Full Time
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Goodman Fielder is Australasia's leading food company. The company owns a host of iconic brands that generations of Australians and New Zealanders have grown up with and put in their supermarket trolleys every week. Our brands include White Wings, Meadow Lea, Praise, Helga's, Wonder White within Australia,  Vogel's, Natures Fresh, Edmonds, Ernest Adams, Meadow Fresh, and Irvines in New Zealand.


At Goodman Fielder our goal is to be the leading and most innovative local food company. In reaching that goal, we are committed to helping our people achieve their professional and personal goals while contributing to the success of a high performing team. With a focus on career development, we encourage our people to reach their full potential while also demonstrating our Goodman Fielder values.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Team Manager on a permanent contract based at Clayton, in our large Bakery plant. With three shifts (D, A, N), this role will work across all shifts on a rotating basis. 


Key Responsibilities include:


  • Delivery of the manufacturing plan ensuring team compliance to all manufacturing standards including safety, quality, GMP and cost
  • Ensure that all incidents, occurrences and non-conformances are reported and managed according to policies and procedures
  • Provide leadership and direction for your team, developing them through training and development into a high performing team level
  • Establish effective communication mechanisms with other site support functions
  • Support the development & implementation of the OH&S, Hygiene and Environmental programs for the manufacturing function
  • Lead and drive the Continuous Improvement plans for your team
  • Demonstrate commitment to Health and Safety through participation in formal and informal discussions ( WALKS and TALKS) plus by reporting hazards observed
  • Conduct annual performance reviews on all direct reports.


Ideally you will have:


  • At least 5 years' experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 3 - 5 years supervisory experience
  • Related industry experience (preferably within the food, dairy , beverage industry)
  • Regulatory Compliance and OH&S knowledge
  • Computer skills – Microsoft Office, SAP etc
  • Lean Manufacturing experience, with exposure to TPM
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Logical, analytical by nature, with strong problem solving abilities


Employing more than 5,000 people across Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and New Caledonia, our employees have the opportunity to fashion their own home grown career across functions, locations and brands. Our aim is to be a destination employer in the food industry where we don't just offer jobs - we offer careers.